Of Frank Miller’s Year One and subsequent comics based on its Catwoman origin, all that any enlightened reader need do is look at the body of Miller’s work. The sheer number of prostitutes, rapes, and castrations paint a vivid portrait of the man doing the writing and his attitudes, but just in case anyone doubts, Rob Bricken has taken the trouble to map it all out in 6 Hints that Frank Miller Might Have Issues with Women. What all this says about Miller is—well, it’s Miller. It doesn’t have to represent the rest of us. We don’t have to be the generation that was so terrified of women’s sexuality they had to demonize it. It was DC who let this guy with obvious issues about women’s sexuality define a women’s icon. It is DC Comics who refuses to remedy or even admit that error. It falls to other media to do so.
Mr. Nolan, I’m looking at you. The 21st century is eagerly waiting to see what “our” Catwoman will be.